Jimmy Akin Podcast

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Sinopsis

An AWESOME podcast by Jimmy Akin! The EPIC podcast journey begins . . .

Episodios

  • Revulsion (Voyager) - The Secrets of Star Trek

    15/04/2024 Duración: 46min

    A homicidal hologram that hates people. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this psychological thriller of an emotionally fragile and homicidal alien hologram with a chilling intensity; as well as Harry Kim's cringeworthy attempted romance with Seven of Nine.

  • Analyzing After Death Communications - Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

    12/04/2024 Duración: 02h10min

    After hearing many stories of people reporting After Death Communications from deceased loved ones, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the reports from the faith and reason perspectives. Are they just imagination? Is it the grief talking? Could it be demons?

  • The Power of Kroll - The Secrets of Doctor Who

    10/04/2024 Duración: 38min

    The 4th Doctor vs. giant squid monster. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the allegory of colonization and displacement of indigenous groups; the use of humor and wit in the dialogue; and the avoidance of simple good/bad guy divisions.

  • After Death Communications (ADCs) - Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

    05/04/2024 Duración: 02h11min

    Millions of people report spontaneous experiences of contact with departed loved ones, hearing their voices, seeing their faces again. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what After Death Communications are, what they are like, and whether they really could be forms of contacted with our lost loved ones.

  • Scherzo (Big Finish) - The Secrets of Doctor Who

    03/04/2024 Duración: 36min

    A story that can really only be told in audio. Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 8th Doctor audio story that delves into the nature of music and its importance to human existence; self-sacrificial love and mortality; and the evolution of Charlie's relationship with the Doctor.

  • If Wishes Were Horses (DS9) - The Secrets of Star Trek

    01/04/2024 Duración: 31min

    Be careful what you wish for! Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story's themes of the power and danger of imagination and wish fulfilment; escapsm vs. creativity; the signficance of family on the show; and our need to critically assess the impact of fantasy.

  • Kinkaid’s Cave (Egypt & the Grand Canyon) - Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

    01/04/2024 Duración: 01h14min

    In 1909, G.E. Kinkaid found a cave in the Grand Canyon containing Egyptian and Asian artifacts. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the excavations that began at the time and then how the story vanished from the media. What is the truth of Kinkaid's cave and what did it really contain?

  • Klingon Baptisms and More Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

    29/03/2024 Duración: 53min

    It’s time for another set of weird questions posed by Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers to Jimmy Akin, including this time: should Elrond have killed Isildur?; reported time travelers; teleportation clones and confession; Klingon baptisms; Gulf War syndrome; and more.

  • The Butler Did It (Big Finish) - The Secrets of Doctor Who

    27/03/2024 Duración: 25min

    A 9th Doctor murder mystery, Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish audio story of a murder mystery on a space station, highlighting the Doctor's quippy nature against the cynical attitudes of the other characters and how it sets the stage for his TV adventures.

  • Angel One (TNG) - The Secrets of Star Trek

    25/03/2024 Duración: 54min

    A world where women are dominant and men are weak. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 1st season TNG episode infamous for its cringe portrayal of a matriarchy and how it was supposed to be about the evils of apartheid.

  • AA-1025 (Communist Infiltration in the Church) - Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

    22/03/2024 Duración: 02h06min

    In 1972, a book purported to tell the tale of a Communist infiltrator at the Vatican dedicated to bringing down the Church. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss who this mysterious agent was, where he came from, and whether he really did what the books says.

  • The Rapture (Big Finish) - The Secrets of Doctor Who

    20/03/2024 Duración: 52min

    The 7th Doctor at The Rapture. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this audio story that takes the Doctor and Ace to Ibiza where they encounter two angels and the imminent Rapture. They discuss the Rapture within Christian belief; Ace's existential crisis; and the true of Blessed Francisco Palau.

  • Star Trek: Nemesis - The Secrets of Star Trek

    18/03/2024 Duración: 01h07min

    The last of the TNG films is widely marked as the weakest. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss th film's strengths and weaknesses and its themes of identity and the moral and ethical considerations of cloning and artificial sentience and more.

  • A Satanist Asks for Help (Possession, Obsession, Vexation, Infestation) - Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

    15/03/2024 Duración: 47min

    When a Satanist recently asked Jimmy Akin for help with whether he might be possessed, Jimmy offered his best advice. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss that advice and explore how one could approach a similar situation with empathy, charity, and reason, while taking this kind of situation seriously.

  • Warriors of the Deep - the Secrets of Doctor Who

    13/03/2024 Duración: 53min

    The 5th Doctor is caught in an undersea Cold War thriller that mixes in two old foes as well. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the highs and lows of the story; the more than usually bad effects; and the ethical underpinnings of the Silurians and Sea Devils.

  • Fallen Hero (ENT)- The Secrets of Star Trek

    11/03/2024 Duración: 29min

    T'Pol's hero isn't what she seems. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the story's themes of trust, earned, broken, and granted; the clash of human and Vulcan values; and the glimpse of future human-Vulcan friendship.

  • Why Did God Create Dinosaurs? (and More Patrons' Questions) - Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

    08/03/2024 Duración: 01h17min

    We regularly give Patrons the opportunity to ask Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli their mysterious questions and make them available exclusively to Patrons first and then later to the whole audience. This time the questions cover why God created dinosaurs; Dom & Jimmy's own mysterious experiences; foo fighters; and more.

  • The Androids of Tara - The Secrets of Doctor Who

    06/03/2024 Duración: 50min

    Prisoner of Zenda in space! Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 4th Doctor story and Romana's active role in it; the use of androids and technology in a feudal society; and the story's exploraton of social class, technology, and hierarchy.

  • Initiations (VOY) - The Secrets of Star Trek

    04/03/2024 Duración: 42min

    A-koo-chee-moya! Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Dom Bettinelli discuss this Chakotay story featuring guest star Aron Eisenberg, including themes of fatherhood and cultural identity, as well as the missed narrative opportunities while praising the twist ending.

  • Your Mysterious Experiences! - Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World

    01/03/2024 Duración: 01h48min

    We're celebrating our 300th numbered episode and so Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli are discussing more of our listeners' and viewers' mysterious experiences and what Jimmy makes of what you've shared with them.

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